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and the new information environment." but it seems that for the last 20 to 30 years we've been debating the after broadcast news scenario. how do you assess it? >> well, um, what we're trying to do in this book is put it into a little bit of an historical context. so our basic argument is that over the last 20 years there have been a number of changes, some of them slow, some of them more quick, that are changing the way in which we think about where we get public affairs information from. and the three big changes that we think are going on are the blurring of news and entertainment, so think the daily show -- although it's more than that -- the blurring of producers and consumers; there think about the impact that twitter and that youtube had in the iranian or the middle eastern arab spring revolutions, but also in american elections. and the third is the blurring of fact and opinion. we lived in an era prior to this where we thought there was a clear line between when journalists were presenting us factual information from a neutral or father or perspective -- fair perspective and wh
in the daily bustle of battles. that's very difficult in today's political environment. i had two touchdowns who helped me, that helping actually stay grounded as i carry out my lofty responsibilities as majority leader. the first was to occupy what is called the leaders desk. allen knows that will. you look at it everyday as our senate parliamentarian. the leaders desk is a very special special place. it has an ink well and a snuffbox. you pull open the drawer, and their you see the carved and written and handcarved signature of every leader who is occupied that desk. it won't surprise you that lbj is the largest and hardest carved in that drawer. but you look at that desk, and you witnessed those signatures. if that doesn't make you feel part of history, i don't know what ever will. senators who sit at those desks take on the challenge to guard and protect the liberties guaranteed in our constitution. it's the same challenge really that our soldiers take on as they fight and protect this great republic and democracy and distant lands. for which a million men and women have given their live
the question and what sort of environment them what's what city are you most likely to die in a pool of blood? that's how he put it to his audience, and they compared murdered by strangers, crime, to car crashes and added the two together. portland, vancouver and seattle but in all three places 15% safer in the inner city than you were in the wealthy suburbs because of the combination of those two. and then finally, who talks about asthma? 14 americans die every day from as the. that doesn't sound like a huge amount of its three times rate of the '90s. it's entirely due to automotive exhaust. 90%. pollution isn't what it used to be, the sickest place in america are those places which are the most car dependent, and in phoenix you've got four months out of the year that healthy people are not supposed to leave their houses because the amount of driving going on. so again, what's the solution? finally the most interesting discussion maybe is the environmental discussion, which has turned 180° in the last 10 years. if you look at, even within the global warming discussion, talk about carbon foo
is in society, living in marginal or fluctuating environments, such as the desert, where there are periodic food shortages and there isn't enough food occasionally to keep everyone alive. whatever food is available, it has to be reserved for able-bodied people, capable of contributing to the course arrival. and also to the children who will grow up to be the future adults of the tribe. can you still hear me okay? okay. for most americans, it is horrible to think about abandoning or killing your own elderly parents. but what else could go societies do? they face a cruel choice. their old people have to do with their own parents, and the old people know what now is what happened to them. for many who are inclined to blame those tribal societies for abandoning or killing the elderly, let me say the words of winston churchill about the behavior of the japanese admiral in october 1944, when the admiral had to choose between two equally noble choices. winston churchill said of the admiral, those of you who have endured a similar ordeal may judge him. in fact, many of you, many of us here, have already
and the environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. , and it born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to get at some of the diversity of the taliban itself at the time when the united states was puzzling over the rejury gent as a movement and a political force in afghanistan. as a military challenge, and really a challenge that had been neglected in the years after the 2001 defeat of the islamic member of the afghanistan. and which revived and presented itself as a grave d.a. lem that toment obama administration as it arrived in 2009. our effort to cowhat think tanks do. provide ground for it an complexity and granularity about this phenomena. recognizing that the sort of clicheed image of one eyed -- and his band of the devoted and attractable fan net tack was inadequate and falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not prosecute a particular view of the taliban but just to start to document some sections of the diversity. and some aspect of the characteristic that were otherwise not part of american debate and discourse. i'm really proud of this
on the american environment." tell me about your book. >> in the last two years we have seen the single worst legislative assault in our history against the common sense safeguards would all depend on to protect our air, water, wildlife, land. we have seen more than 300 votes in the house of representatives meant to water down, undermine, delay or block altogether needed protections, and this has gone after the clean water act. the clean air act, the endangered species act. is gone after iconic places like the chesapeake bay, the appalachian mountains, the gulf of mexico. the great lakes. and it's endangering the future of our children, our health. we felt like the american people need to know about this and here's why. the american people did not ask for this reckless assault, somebody else do. the corporate polluters who spent hundreds of millions of dollars every year pumping up the campaign coffers or anybody who will take a smokestack agenda up on capitol hill. we felt like this would be told because the american people care about their future. so when people want to understand gee, why
are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. this heritage foundation event is a little under our. [applause] >> a pleasure to be here. i am a huge fan of heritage foundation. when town hall was part of heritage foundation never the first of the to pick up my syndicated column. i have a fourth book. primetime propaganda. the left. the heritage. for that too. also the editor at large of breitbart news. and that has the video locally and los angeles after border if you have an eye upon you can tune in. pacific time. start off by talking a little bit about andrew breitbart. and the editor at large. a mentor of mine. i met andrew and i was 17 years old. he had just seen a column that i wrote. as he was wanting to do, he was sitting in a greasy talk of joint. saw the column and probably e-mail me at the time. it was just the secret other half of the report. and we got together, became aspirins, and one of the things that we used to talk about a lot because we knew each other for over a decade before his untimely death was, he used t
, something about climate change, something about how to treat the environment and something about culture and traditions. but we don't learn anything about anything, we only teach at it one way and that is the history that does not fit our petition particular situation. >> host:>> host: randall robinss your method or your lyricism and writing changed since moving to st. kitts full-time? >> guest: perhaps, perhaps because it's such a very lyrical place and it affords friendships of all kinds across and up and down socioeconomic lines, it's a wonderfully intimate place. it's been very good for me and good for my family. >> when you are writing for the looking at from where you are sitting? >> guest: i don't look at the water and i don't get anything done. i go in a room upstairs in the house and i turn the ceiling fan on number one and let it move slowly and it makes you contemplative you know. i sit there and hope that something happens and frequently it does. so i'm very happy about that. i wrote cata in st. kitts so maybe it reflects that. >> host: how often do you wear that nice suit in
bringing investigative reporting to the civil-rights story and the other is the fbi environment, killing, the meridian bombing, the attempted set up by the fbi that led to the arrest of tommy terence, murder in athens. tell me if you would the impact having that kind of news coverage on the movement had on sort of the national understanding of what was going on. >> we really understood the press as educational tv. everything that had been going on that we were involved in had been going on for 100 years. it was hard to get it out. because this is 1963, i was reminded that fred shuttlesworking to get martin luther king on the seventeenth of december to promise he would come to birmingham this year but that is because on the fourteenth or fifteenth fred's church had been bombed for the third time in 1962. there had been 16 bombings of homes that receive no publicity. fred shuttlesworth was quite frank that he needed martin luther king to come over there to give intention to this in just this. one of my other good friends, a guy who had been with us in the movement from camera man, was quit
tv, ben shapiro contends that liberals are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. this heritage foundation event is a little under an hour. [applause] >> it's always a pleasure to be here: i'm a huge fan of heritage foundation, everything that they do, actually. they were the first outlet to pick up my syndicated column. i do have a fourth book before "bullies," i spoke here at heritage for that too. i'm also the editor at large of breitbart news, so if you're bored or have an ipad, you can tune in at 870.com. i want to start by talking about andrew breitbart. andrew was a mentor of mine. i met andrew when i was 17 years old. he had just seen a column i wrote for the ucla daily bruin, and he was sitting in a greasy taco joint, saw the column and then promptly e-mailed me. at the time, andrew was just the secret other half of the drudge report. we got together, we became fast friends. and one of the things that andrew and i used to talk about a lot because we knew each other for over a decade before his untimely death, he used to t
to work in that environment because we don't have great intelligence on these organizations. we don't know what we are doing in afghanistan and we don't know what we are doing in iraq. islamic we don't know how to go in or how to get out. >> and we have learned that. >> one last question, since you have security clearance when you make a speech or write a book to you have to have clearance? >> who asked that question? i want to speak to you afterwards. i've never submitted any speech or article. this book was submitted these are suggestions or called for. i made some and provided footnotes to display with others and i challenged the ones that i thought had nothing to do with classified material and never heard anything again. laughter irca of 63 very much. [applause] >> a great way to leave it. [applause] >> thank you very much for the session. islamic we will have book signings and the library. >> former treasury secretary working on the u.s. financial crisis as well as his tenure as the president of the federal reserve bank of new york. a website for but recommendations and sales has lau
, but the skillful strategist is one who recognizes the lucky environment and knows what to do with it. i'd agree with you completely. >> we're going to have to close this off but thank you. do you have any comments about petraeus coming back to public life? >> not going to come back to public life in the sense of political life? but i think in a few months you'll see him reemerging. he has been adviced -- his career counselor this same guy who advised president clinton after his own stint, and he advises a lot of people, and he is very good at at it. so i think that you haven't seen the last of him. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> on your screen is a photograph taken in 1942 in buffalo, new york. university of pennsylvania professor barney zoehler, what are we looking at. >> we're looking at woman who committed suicide during that year, and a photographer happened to be passing by and took the picture. the picture appeared in "life" and won widely acclaimed awards for having been able to capture the moment at the personal's death. the moment at which the person was about to die. and this is
a safe of, secure environment in which she can live and grow. so we've got to hold each of us individually accountable, um, and do so in a way that honors each other's basic humanity can and basic human rights, assures that we create safe and thriving communities, caring communities. but we can't simply resort to shame and blame and get caught up in a wave of punitiveness that makes us less safe and ultimately denies the basic humanity, um, of those we claim to care about. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> thank you. my name is james -- [inaudible] and i'd like to just thank you for bringing this presentation to this area of the country. i think it needs it more than most of the area, especially here in this area. but i have a concern that i really like your approach that you've taken to this. it's like a root cause analysis of what has caused the massive incarceration of so many african-americans and that you've used data and statistics to lay out. my question has to do with where is the african-american churches when it comes to getting involved? what has happened to them? we seem
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